The Associate Degree Nursing – curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients and groups of clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse’s role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as member of the discipline of nursing, and as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Graduate of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required to practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physician offices, industry, and community agencies.
For questions concerning the admission procedures, please contact Callie McCraw, Health Sciences Admissions Advisor, 336-838-6459. For questions concerning the nursing program, please contact the Emily Orr, Director of Nursing at 336-838-6573.
The Hickory RIBN is a four year nursing option that will dually admit and enroll students at both Lenoir-Rhyne University and Wilkes Community College. This program will provide a seamless associate to baccalaureate nursing education for top academic students. The first three years of study will be at Wilkes Community College campus along with one course per semester at Lenoir-Rhyne. Upon successful completion of the first three years, students will take their fourth year at Lenoir-Rhyne. Admission to the program will be competitive and students will be chosen on the basis of specific academic requirements. RIBN is not a fast-track to earn a BSN.